The Most Important Things to Know Prior to Getting Tattoo Removal

If you want to remove your tattoo the initial consultation is very important. It’s actually an opportunity to know whether the tattoo removal procedure is right for you or not. While tattoos beautify the body, rejuvenate the spirit and help you express your feelings, at times these reasons are not enough. Getting a tattoo as remembrance is a good idea but getting one to express your current feelings might make you start thinking about its removal. Here are some of the most important things to know prior to getting a tattoo removal.

1. You might need several procedures

For you to completely remove tattoos, you might require multiple treatments. Unfortunately, the number of treatments cannot be known during the initial consultation. Because the number of treatments might be more than 10, you need to be cautious about the technician who tells you the opposite. Also, you might want to get rid of the ink as soon as possible but going for the treatment again too soon can increase the risks of side effects such as open wounds and skin irritations. Although every person is different the average treatment time between sessions is 4 to 6 weeks.

2. You should know the location

In some instances, this is not important. However, fading in tattoo removal process is always slower in areas that are far from the heart such as the legs and the arms. The closer the ink to the heart the better the blood circulation and the better the results.

3. You should know the cost

As a patient, knowing the cost of tattoo removal process is very important matter. When thinking about the price you need you focus on the value of the treatment. According to technicians, it costs ten times more to remove the tattoo.

4. Know what to expect

Before booking a date with your technician, you need to know that no tattoo removal process is guaranteed. You need to know what to expect by speaking with your technician. Some tattoos only come out partially even after several treatment procedures hence you need to be very careful about this. Some may also leave you with a permanent raised scarring or a ghost image after removal. You need to ask him whether doing a cover up can help you cover the ghost image and whether you should do it or not.

5. Know about hypopigmentation

If your skin is darker in color the laser removal might remove the tattoo plus the pigment below the skin. It’s, therefore, very important to consult a few technicians to find who can remove the tattoo without increasing the risks of hypopigmentation. When it comes to tattoo removal, you need to consult at least 3 experts. If you do this you might avoid some of the worst side effects.

6. Know the different types of lasers

No single laser procedure can remove all the tattoos. Different kinds of lasers treat different kinds of colors and different types of tattoos. As a matter of fact, sometimes you need multiple treatments to completely remove the color pigment. You need to do a bit of research so that you can find out about different types of lasers.

7. Be a bit curious

When done by a professional, tattoo removal is often a very safe process. However, no matter how popular or experienced a technician is you should not listen to all that they say. Ask them some questions so as to check their knowledge about the removal process. We all have different illnesses and skin types hence if certain procedures worked for your friend it does not mean that they will work for you. Do not fear to ask questions and to know about the risks and the side effects of this procedure.

8. Know the side effects

Any form of treatment normally has side effects. Some of the side effects include infections, scars, irritation, blisters, skin texture changes and rashes. While others are serious most of them are not serious. It’s, therefore, very important to know about these before going ahead with the process.

9. Understand that the darkening effect is real

Some of the ink used in tattoos including the white ink contains chemicals that may darken the skin immediately after the treatment. This is because most of them contain titanium dioxide. To completely remove this, you might need further treatments.

10. Ask for photos

Apart from asking questions, you also need to ask for before and after pictures from other patients with similar tattoos and skin types. This will help you to know how your tattoo removal process is likely to go.

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